You've Been Drafted
Vietnam War Draft
-Men could avoid being drafted into the armed forces by feigning ailments, filing appeals, switching locals, or just bending the rules.
-Popular slogan: "If you got the dough, you don't have to go".
-11% of the U.S. male draft-age population were African Americans and 31% of the combat troops in Vietnam.
-2% of the draftees were college graduates.
-2.2 million men were selected by the Selective Service out of the 28.6 men age eligible.
-About 60% of men eligible, avoided going to war.
-8,750 draft offenders were convicted.
-A random lottery was introduced in 1969 by Dr. Curtis Tarr.
-Draft completely ended on January 27, 1973
-Men with the birthday of Sept. 14 were the first to be drafted.
-Volunteers were drafted before the lottery.
-850,000 men were eligible for the draft.